COVID-19 Workers' Rights
Petition to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, Greg Abbott, United States Department of Health and Human Services
Hazardous pay for healthcare workers
I am aware of the coronovirus situation we are facing. This is more serious than people are taking it. As a Respiratory therapist I am considered to be most exposed to these type of patients. Rather intubating a patient who comes in with respiratory distress, or administering nebulizers, placing patient on Bipap or Vapotherms, High flow oxygen devices. I am the one who manages the Ventilator. I am the airway I will be in the patients face and be at risk. Like many times before with other situations a patient comes in and the whole ER staff is exposed later finding out that we were exposed to this patient and now have to get testing and take special medications for example being exposed to TB and having to be medicated for 3 months; or meningitis and having to be medicated. This Coronovirus is much more serious and has proven to be more deadly. We are supposed to be at social distancing however as a healthcare provider I cannot stay home we have to come to work in any situation and care for patients. I love what I do however I don’t feel we are recognized enough for what we do. Please allow us a raise or at least HAZARDOUS PAY throughout the healthcare system immediately! Thanks
Petition to Lillian Bonsignore, Inez Barron, Andy King, Margaret Chin, Carlina Rivera, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Andrew M. Cuomo, President of the United States
Pay Parity for FDNY EMS.
While you sit at home and thank Nurses, Doctors and First Responders for being on the frontlines of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Think about this: Not only are FDNY EMT’s and Paramedics risking their lives and their family’s lives to help the people of New York, their salaries are criminally low in comparison to other First Responders in New York City. Furthermore, FDNY EMT’s and Paramedics are being paid a fraction of the salaries in comparison to those performing the same career in NYC’s “sister-cities” such as Boston and Philadelphia. Here’s the stats for comparison purposes: NYC EMS vs Boston EMS: (BLS EMT) First year EMT’s in NYC are paid $35,000 vs $57,000 salary for a first year Boston EMT. Fifth year “top pay” EMT salary $50,000 in NYC vs $89,000 in Boston. Boston pays its EMT’s 2% less than their Police Officers. NYC pays its EMT’s 58% less than NYC Police Officers, on average. While FDNY EMS is going to do their job regardless every day-over 6,000+ calls per day-it’s about time they are rewarded for their sacrifices. Please sign this petition in order to create a movement to increase salary for FDNY EMS.
Petition to Joann's Fabric and Craft Stores, Wade Miquelon
Joann's: Close Your Stores And Pay Employees During COVID-19
In light of the company's recent announcement to keep their stores open during a pandemic that is rapidly spreading across the world. Many crafters, sewers, cosplayers, bakers, and artists understand that doing their hobbies are a means to calm anxiety, cabin fever, and even run small businesses. However, keeping your stores open during a time when everyone is quarantined is a threat to public health in the long run.Since your company doesn't have paid sick leave for retail workers, employees who need their jobs can come to work ill. As a result, they are risking getting everyone at the store sick with COVID19, especially customers and/or employees who are elderly, children, have compressed immune systems, etc. All of whom could die from the disease. This is also riskier for stores that are understaffed. Crafting stores that are not essential during this time. We are asking Joann's to close their stores for a few weeks and switch to online-only. In addition, we are asking to provide your employees with paid sick leave and to pay your employees while your stores are closed. It is more important that all customers and employees remain healthy during this crisis and in the future. New crafting supplies can wait.
Petition to Teamsters Union
Hazard pay for all UPS Employees
I am here to start a petition to push Teamsters union for all UPS employees to get paid hazardous pay at this time during this covid-19 outbreak as all UPS employees are risking the chances of catching and spreading the covid-19 virus. UPS has not been supplying enough protection to their employees and have not taken further safety procedures to make sure their employees cut down the risk of catching or spreading covid-19
Petition to Mayor Eric Johnson
PAID leave for Dallas Parks and Rec PART-TIME EMPLOYEES due to COVID-19 CLOSURES
This is a petition to continue paid leave for Dallas Parks and Recreation PART-TIME employees. Dallas County parks and recreation rec centers are closed due to COVID-19 and full time employees are able to continue to work remotely from their homes, and stay safe from this virus. However, The City of Dallas has not taken measures to ensure the safety of part-time employees. Starting in April, part-time employees are required to work at White Rock Lake, one of the most popular destinations for Dallas locals since the 'Shelter In-place' order was issued. If part-time employees choose their health, and the safety of their families over work they do not get paid, but Full time employees are able to work remotely from their homes with pay. This is an unsafe and reckless decision made without giving thought to the safety of rec center employees or their families. please sign this petition in support of the part-time employees so they can stay safe and their families can stay safe. It is unethical for them to come off of paid leave while full-time employees are able to stay home and continue to be paid. Part-time Employees are at high risk for contracting COVID-19 and passing it to family members or children if they are made to work at White Rock Lake. White Rock is teeming with children and families, individuals who are picnicking, runners, cyclists, tourists etc. If the City of Dallas has already granted Part-timers PAID leave, it should continue for the duration of this Shelter in-place order or until facilities re-open and EVERYONE can return to work, full-time employees included. Please help protect us and our families!
Petition to Henry J. Maier, FedEx, Frederick W. Smith
FedEx should raise the pay of there Employees during Covid-19(Coronavirus) pandemic.
During the Covid-19 Pandemic, many companies, such as Amazon, UPS, and even grocery stores, have raised the pay of their employees working during these uncertain times, realizing the risk that comes with working at a supply chain type business. FedEx, however, has failed to compensate their employees for working during these times. FedEx is a non-union company. Most Package Handlers, Managers, and Truck Drivers are on the front lines everyday. They are risking their lives to get packages to the hospitals, grocery stores, and many other customers. Many FedEx employees take public transportation, putting themselves and their families at an even greater risk by having to travel during this quarantine. It would be nice if FedEx would compensate their employees that are at high risk everyday just by coming to work. Many of FedEx employees all over the world have been forced to come to work, despite of having COVID-19 like symptoms. Feeling forced and unappreciated, yet still making the bare minimum of what FedEx is willing to pay. Most FedEx hubs do not have the bare necessities, such as Mask, Gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfectants. Volume is up all over the world at FedEx, as millions of people are forced to order online for good. The media is telling people that the Covid-19 cannot survive on cardboard, but cardboard is not the only packaging traveling through a supply chain company like FedEx. It is uncertain if a hard surface has been contaminated by Covid-19. So Please sign this petition to let the employees at FedEx feel appreciated with a pay increase at this time. It would be nice and appreciated! Thank You.
Petition to Andrew M. Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Phil Murphy
Safeguard the Right of All Laboring People to Have Support During COVID-19 Crisis
On March 21, the NYS Department of Health issued clear guidelines on treating patients in labor during the COVID-19 crisis. These guidelines determined a support person, whether a spouse, partner or other chosen person, is essential to care for the patient during labor, delivery and in the postpartum period. The World Health Organization (WHO) agrees. We agree. As of March 26, all New York Presbyterian and Mount Sinai affiliated hospitals, and Staten Island University Hospital in the New York City area will act against WHO, CDC and DOH guidance and ban all support people--including spouses--from Labor & Delivery and Postpartum units. This means people in labor will give birth alone and parent alone. Parents will miss the birth of their child. Fundamentally, risks for the people laboring alone will increase substantially. Not only can partners and spouses provide physical and emotional comfort during labor and postpartum, they are also essential in alerting staff when something has gone wrong and the laboring patient cannot notify nurses themselves, like in the event of an eclamptic seizure or a fainting episode. Timing is critical in these cases and monitors can be unreliable. We cannot expect nursing staff, already spread thin, to spend the limitless hours needed with each patient to ensure their health and their baby's health, to provide physical assistance and emotional support. We know the hospital system is overwhelmed in this crisis. However, the burden will only be increased by banning support people from Labor & Delivery. We must ensure no one gives birth alone. We must ensure the maternal mortality rate does not increase during this time.
Petition to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
COVID-19 emergency cash subsidy for all OFWs and families
It has been said time and again that OFWs are our modern day heroes, considering their significant contribution to our economy. Their remittances account for at least 11% of our total GDP. Nevertheless, why is that our “heroes” rarely feel they are treated as such? Instead, they often feel like they lack support whenever they are the ones in need. Faced with this COVID-19 crisis, only displaced OFWs qualify for emergency cash subsidy from our government. Those still working are not included as beneficiaries. Their family members are, likewise, disqualified as beneficiaries with the rationale that they will be sent money. It seems that our government has overlooked the fact that due to lockdown implemented in various parts of the world, OFWs are unable to send remittances to their loved ones at this time. While some are, indeed, still working and receiving their salaries, they are unable to go out and/or send money while banks and other establishments are closed. Others are not receiving their salaries at all, considering their employers have no income and are refusing to pay. Our beloved OFWs sacrifice so much while abroad and with one goal in mind - to provide for their families. How heartbreaking it is that they are unable to fulfill their sole purpose for all their sacrifices now. Revisit the concept of them being our economic warriors and it should be a no brainer: OFWs and their families deserve utmost support from our government now more than ever. In fine, we appeal to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to extend COVID-19 emergency cash subsidy to all OFWs and their families. #OFWFAMILY #OFW #heroes #bayani #BeatCOVID19 #wehealasone